Almost 500,000 workers have not yet withdrawn the PIS/Pasep allowance for the 2020 base year of up to one minimum wage (R$ 1,212), according to the Ministry of Labor and Social Security. UOL. Of the 481,700 people, public servants account for the majority (325,842), and another 155,923 are workers in the private sector.
The number, calculated until the 23rd, is a little higher than the one released a month ago, when 478,700 people had not yet redeemed the benefit. According to the Ministry, this difference is due to “there were reprocessing and treatment of the allowances that were notified”. In addition, “the workers who have appealed are already being analyzed and released”.
This year, the allowance payments began to be made in February. The last group to receive were private sector workers born in December, covered from March 31st. All beneficiaries can withdraw the money until December 29.
How to check my status?
Those who have not yet withdrawn this year’s PIS/Pasep allowance can check their situation through the Digital Work Card application (available for Android and iOS). Just access the “Benefits” tab, then “Salary Allowance”, to check the amount, the day and the bank where the benefit was deposited.
It is worth remembering that the allowance payments are always made by Caixa Econômica Federal (PIS) and Banco do Brasil (Pasep).
Caixa makes deposits directly into a current account, savings account or digital social savings account. If none of these alternatives are available, credit can be withdrawn at branches, lottery houses, through self-service and at Caixa Aqui.
BB account holders, on the other hand, have their benefit available directly on their account. The allowance can also be withdrawn at any branch of the bank.
Who is entitled?
All workers in the private sector and public servants who received up to two monthly minimum wages, on average, in 2020 are entitled to receive the allowance in 2022. Citizens also need to have been registered with PIS or Pasep for at least five years.
In the case of workers in the private sector, specifically, it is also necessary to have worked with a formal contract for at least 30 days in 2020.
All citizens still need to have their data correctly reported by the employer to the government.
Are not entitled to receive the allowance:
employees and domestic servants; rural workers employed by individuals; urban workers employed by individuals; workers employed by individuals equivalent to legal entities.
What is the value?
The amount of the allowance is proportional to the period in which the worker was employed with a formal contract in 2020. Each month worked is equivalent to a benefit of R$ 101.
Therefore, in order to know how much they will receive, it is enough for the worker to multiply the number of months in which he had a formal contract in 2020 by R$ 101. Periods equal to or greater than 15 days count as a full month.
The maximum benefit, equivalent to 12 months of work, is a minimum wage. It is worth remembering that the reference is the national floor in force on the payment date, and not in the base year. In other words: although the minimum wage was lower in 2020 (R$ 1,045), those who are entitled to the maximum allowance will now receive R$ 1,212, which is the current value.
What about the 2019 allowance?
Workers who were entitled to the 2019 base year allowance and who, for some reason, have not yet withdrawn the money should contact the Ministry of Labor and Pensions through the official website. On the page, simply fill in the form available under “Service Channels”.
If the worker does not have access to the internet, he can do the process by calling 158.
All citizens can still go to the nearest unit of the Regional Labor Superintendence in their state to ask questions and ask for more guidance.